He could not wait to get off work to use the remainder of his day and night watching old Star War movies. A few weeks ago my wife, Nancy, got an e-mail from a friend that made a brilliant observation about prayer. My prayer was simple in those days: “God, please take this sickness away so that I can stay in college.” One morning the first week of my senior year of college, I had woken up with joint pain. February 18, 2016. 05/25/2016 04:19 pm ET Updated May 25, 2017 I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity and audacious faith, but if I'm being honest, prayer is one of the places I struggle the most in my walk with Jesus. ( Log Out /  It happened to be a big calendar for Star Wars fans. As with Paul and the early church, we should always be praying for the salvation of others. I struggle with slowing down long enough to pray. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity and audacious faith, but if I’m being honest, prayer is one of the places I struggle the most in my walk with God. GodReflection: Silent God—Seeking His Voice. It seems to me that most people pray wrong. As I write I notice a pair of doves and a bright red cardinal splashing in the birdbath just on the other side of my office window. When i pray i start to pray i start off as "Hey God" my parents just flipped on me and said i cant pray like that and its wrong am i wrong? So often I feel like all I am doing is asking God for what I want. Since I am blessed to eat three times daily, not to mention other routine snacks, coffee, ice tea, soft drinks, and ice water without limit, my “thank you for this food” prayers feel rather shallow. Praying for other people helps with their wellness too. While my son was praying that God would get him a pet snake, I was praying that no snakes of any sort would ever be in this house! Her condition is serious. I pray these daily. How I Learned I Was Praying Wrong. Then, I read the Bible for 20 to 30 minutes and, at the end of the reading, I pray again and go to my bed to meditate (yes, I meditate lying on my bed) listening to Christian meditation music on my headphones. I thought 'Am I praying wrong?!' Read 6 Wrong Ways Christians Are Praying - grow your faith and be encouraged today! the Bible said...the Spirit help our spirit to groan or to pray hard in the name of Jesus. Am I praying in a way that I will reap the harvest and still give God glory? Is there a correct way to pray? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Or maybe ones that shift our focus. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. It’s hard to be at peace when your brain is on high alert. I'm a Roman Catholic. There is probably not a wrong way to pray if my heart is tuned-in with God’s. As I have been reading through 1& 2 Kings, I have been floored and amazed by two prayers, one by Elijah – right before God sets fire to a wooden altar that has been soaked with water, and defeats the prophets of Baal. His beautiful wife, a loving mother and a spirit-led Jesus follower, has died of terminal cancer. Am I praying in a way that I will reap the harvest and still give God glory? We all as Christians believe and practice Praying. We also believe in intersessory prayer. When you pray for the death of your fellow man, it is the wrong prayer. Written by The Praying Woman. I pray He will draw me closer to Him and expose those rebellious areas of my life. Surely, there is more to prayer than the little prayers of self-interest I raise to God. These are questions a lot of us have asked ourselves! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. For instance, praying for my family’s health and safety. I have to say "yes," for this reason: Jesus gave us some wonderful promises concerning prayers and getting prayers answered, and most of us are not seeing those promises fulfilled in our prayer lives. I know I'm not the only one who has a problem with unanswered prayer. Meanings & explanations for Praying Salah Wrong dictionary! 1 Comment . The name of a young lady I’ve never met comes and goes in my mind since her double lung transplant last week. I said nothing in audible words. if you pray weak it cannot be wrong since a right prayer is inspired by the Holy Spirit. to pray wrong is to pray no blessings for the person. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I anticipate deeper wells to dig than the ones of my current awareness. What's Wrong with Our Prayers? He replied: “Fear Allah! ( Log Out /  He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. Isn’t all of this prayer? I didn’t go into a closet. It is as though the Lord is ignoring our pleas and answering those of others. This may be a controversial statement but from everything I know and understand praying is not begging it is celebrating. There is probably not a wrong way to pray if my heart is tuned-in with God’s. Many Catholics, pray to Mary the Mother of Jesus, to intercede, meaning to pray through her, to ask Jesus on our behalf to grant our prayer. https://amzn.to/2KTkIQQFACEBOOK: https://Facebook.com/execute365 Praying for the Wrong Thing By Judi Collins | June 13, 2011. They pause only long enough to hop over to the seed tray for breakfast. Praying for those who have wronged you releases you from the captivity of your misery. I didn’t kneel to the ground. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. I have a question ~ maybe, I missed it but my question is about praying the same things every day. Prayer has always been a struggle for me. Is there something wrong with our prayers? Something was really wrong, but the doctors couldn’t figure out what. FAVORITE (0 fans) Jon McLaughlin. Even though I assume it is always legitimate to ask God’s mercy on those who suffer. Garth Brooks sings that some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. Praying to the Wrong God Jon McLaughlin Buy This Song. if you pray wrong you are not of the Lord. I believe God hears every prayer, every groan and gutterance, that’s offered up in prayer. What am I doing wrong? I pray, I wish, I hope that I am wrong. His debut album Indiana was released on May 1, 2007, preceded by his first EP Industry, also known as Jon McL, in February 2007. August 30, 2015 August 30, 2015. Because nothing seems to be going right!~~~~~LIKE + SUBSCRIBE + COMMENT + SHARE~CONTACT ME FOR BUSINESS INQUIRIES | SPEAKING | PRAYERexecute365llc@gmail.com**SOW A SEED:$cdspeaks ORhttps://www.paypal.me/Cherie86**INSTAGRAM:https://www.instagram.com/CherieDeniseSpeaks/?family_bridges_funnel_id=wmRMlaPL6xaCd7DZ\u0026family_bridges_source_surface=fb_profileWEBSITE: https://wp.me/p9mNMC-3pWANT A GREAT BOOK TO READ? Some prayers require big effort on our part. The name of a young lady I’ve never met comes and goes in my mind since her double lung transplant last week. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Hang with me on this. the wrong prayer is the prayer of the devil. At times it is as if we have asked endlessly and received no answers for our prayers. I want them to have a relationship with Christ. I’ve prayed to pass exams when maybe I should have studied. If anything, it made it harder for me to be present in my life, since I was so busy fretting. “Sometimes we want our circumstances healed, when God’s at work healing our hearts,” she said. Yet, I made an attempt to live with a heart aligned with God’s desire for goodness to reign over His creation. As Paul wrote from prison cells his prayers would break into his thoughts and with his feather writing piece in hand he would record his petitions and praise to the Father. But maybe, just maybe, there are better prayers. If we get through 2017 and still live in a free country, I am going to be all over Facebook shouting, “I was wrong! Praying is asking for blessing in one or another form for ourselves, our families or our communities. I know that our disappointments, sorrows, and dark hours are to help us grow. I pray by moving my lips and speaking very softly, to the point that not even someone beside me hears. “God get this young man’s attention. Between my first childhood prayer—far gone from my memory bank—and the above statement there is a lot of ground to explore. Maybe the key to praying right is nothing more than keeping my heart aligned with God 24/7. For ourselves, we should pray as David prayed, always aware of our sin and bringing it before God before it hinders our relationship with Him and thwarts our prayers. I … (Xd) We were attacked this year. Give her family peace.”. “God stand beside Duane and his family as they trust your Holiness”. The name of a life-long friend is brought to consciousness multiple time daily. While writing this a window washer came to wash the dirt and grime from my windows. Gary@Godreflection.org     www.GodReflection.org. How I Learned I Was Praying Wrong. Prayer is the means by which we communicate with God through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Jon McLaughlin (born September 27, 1982) is an American pop rock singer-songwriter and pianist from Anderson, Indiana. Yet, maybe, just maybe, I’m not praying totally wrong? It presumes to know God’s mind, and appeals to him as a judge hearing our case. If you are going to pray that God eradicate famine or homelessness, it is the wrong prayer. From that place, can you pray the wrong prayers? Praying Wrong. because a person with a right heart pray right. For it seems to me you have forsaken Islam”. ( Log Out /  Change ). It is a mistake to assume that every prayer we offer will be answered immediately. “Thank you God for the beauty of your creation”. Praying Salah Wrong dream interpretations : Incident - performing salah on top of the Kaabah Dream Explanation — A man once came to Saeed Ibn Musayyib (RA) and said : “ I have seen ( in my dream) that I am performing Salaah on top of the Kabah”. Like Job, the exercise of prayer for those who have hurt us makes us well. It can be as simple as “help me!” to as complex an issue as politics and praying for rulers (1 Timothy 2:1-2). “God be with Mandy today. I don’t. Thank you Jesus! Thanks for sharing and encouraging! His most successful single is the 2008 single … Surely, there is more to prayer than the little prayers of self-interest I raise to God. So no, there is no wrong way to–oh wait, hold on. I said many hurtful things to him because I feared breakup, and I feared hurting him. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I’ve never know hunger or thirst. In our conversation he lets me know he has no interest in God but what has his attention is Star Wars. The exercise of praying for others is good for … She noted that most people spend the bulk of their prayer time telling God what they want, then tack on the words, “May your will be done” at the end. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Let me begin with my conclusion. January 8, 2015 Rex Sikes Leave a comment “Most of my life I have been a student of ancient texts, western and eastern. But i just see her in the hallway and I always get butterflys in my stomach and I feel like if I talk to her ill stutter. I’ve prayed for parking spaces and I’ve prayed for success in this endeavor or that. How do we pray incorrectly and what does the Bible say about asking and receiving? In our conversation he lets me know he has no interest in God but what has his attention is, It happened to be a big calendar for Star Wars fans. These are questions a … I was waiting for my knife to be sharpened at a gun shop. GodReflection: Silent God—Seeking His Voice Let me begin with my conclusion. Will I remember to invite God into the mess, and let Him know that I trust His healing hand is available, in spite of contrary evidence presented by the media. Praying you have an amazing and blessed weekend!!! These prayers were according to the will of God, and similar prayers today can be as well. I didn’t bow my head. But the energy I spent feeling bad about myself didn’t help. I had someone mention to me that this is wrong and I only need to ask God once and have faith that it will be done. Praying Lyrics: Well, you almost had me fooled / Told me that I was nothing without you / Oh, but after everything you've done / I can thank you for how strong I have become / 'Cause you brought Prayer must be more comprehensive than the shallow utterances spoken far too often when the church assembles. I’ve prayed for safety on a trip then set the cruise control above the posted speed. Because God loves me I know He likes to see good gifts come my way but I can’t help but think that most of the above is little more than kindergarten prayers. I want them to love Him, not because I want them to, but because they want to. Heal her. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. The prophet Daniel had the custom of getting down on his knees three times each day to talk with God. ( Log Out /  Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. We need to flip it. I struggle with slowing down long enough to pray. Like I prayed and hoped that this girl who's amazing to be in one of my classes and that it would be fairly easy to ask her for her number. Am I praying wrong? “But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Between my first childhood prayer—far gone from my memory bank—and the above statement there is a lot of ground to explore. Jesus visited places of silence when he felt drawn to converse with the Father. They can lead us to much joy if we put our faith and trust in God. November 29, 2015 by greggmalik in Faith. Thanks in advance for your prayers and advice. (“, How to Purchase: Make Your Vision Go Viral, GodReflection: Silent God: Seeking His Voice. Please pray for my children. Glory Hallelujah! I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. Don’t get me wrong—I do care deeply about faith, parenting, and my marriage. (“May the 4th be with you”). written by Dr. Gary Sorrells. A few days later, I could barely walk or even lift my arms to blow dry my hair. In that place, there are no wrong prayers. Praise God! A better question is: is God hearing my prayers? Never even considered them ‘pretty’ till I had my first little boy, who pointed out the ‘beauty angle’. I usually pray that everything will go well at school and other stuff. The name of a life-long friend is brought to consciousness multiple time daily. They pause only long enough to hop over to the seed tray for breakfast. by Michael Fischer. It is always based on personal emotions and thoughts, on judgments of what is right and wrong, good and bad. Her condition is serious. In a way, I guess, in my passive permission of letting him go before, was like your first prayer. Therefore it is wrong to do. Well, I surely hope you’re not wrong because that’s the way I pray too. I know that I have a long way to go to learn to converse with Creator God. Any advice or encouraging words for this young lady? Maybe, You Are Praying Wrong! Prayer must be more comprehensive than the shallow utterances spoken far too often when the church assembles. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. His beautiful wife, a loving mother and a spirit-led Jesus follower, has died of terminal cancer. This is our moment of worship, praise, and asking God for whatever we desire. God, Personal. Posts about Am I Praying Wrong? John 16:12-14 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. I suspect prayer is meant for more than “Help the sick to get well”. How do we pray incorrectly and what does the Bible say about asking and receiving? Help him to see there is a saving power greater than the Star Wars’ force”. I was WRONG!” I do not believe you will ever see those posts; I really don’t. This is totally wrong according to biblical holy scripture. 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